7-Lag Stevne
July 12-15, 2018
Willmar Conference Center
Willmar, Minnesota

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Tour Bus   

Three Area Tours will all load at 11:30 am on Saturday Morning

 A minimum of 30 participants is required on each tour by June 12 or it will be cancelled.  Some walking is required on each tour.


Tour #1 - Northwest Kandiyohi County

Eagle Lake Church This is the descendant church of the first built in Kandiyohi County.  The original church site is about 1 mile away.  
  On-bus stop at Isle of Refuge historical marker (US-Dakota War)  
Slideshow Image 1 First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake  In 1859 a land dispute was resolved here with a foot race!  
Old Log Church and Knudson Cabin Replica of the first church in Arctander Township (1868).  Cabin is a restoration of original built in 1861  
East Norway Lake Lutheran Church Descendant church of the Old Lage Church.  The sanctuary dates from 1875  
Vikor Lutheran Church Cemetery Gravesite of US-Dakota War heroine Guri Endreasen  

Tour #2 - Forest City Stockade & Ness Church  
Acton Massacre Site 5 settlers were killed in this attack that marked the beginning of the US-Dakota War of 1862  
Ness Church Established in 1858, it is home to the 15 foot monument that marks the common grave of the Acton Massacre victims  
Forest City Stockade The stockade was built on September 3, 1862 in response to the threat from warring Dakotas and was rebuilt in 1876 as a US Bicentennial project.  

Tour #3 - Redhead Creamery and Jer-Lyndy Farms
Big Grove Lutheran Church, Belgrade Minnesota Big Grove Lutheran Church Lunch  This 150 year old congregation meets in a church that was built over 100 years ago.   
Redhead Creamery Check out the creamery and sample ridiculously good artisan cheese
Jer-Lindy Farms   Award-winning dairy farm
2016 US Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability
2017 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year
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